In India, hand and bath soaps are very widely available, be it strictly utilitarian, or scented and colorful, and we tend to normally choose one based on personal preference rather than health or safety. Unfortunately, most Indians don’t prioritise skin types when it comes to choosing a soap. So options are very limited for persons with sensitive skin or if they are allergic to normal skincare products, perfumes, or preservatives.
Why is it important to choose the right soap?
If they use a soap with ingredients which might cause irritation, allergy-sensitive people may experience dryness, itching, or sometimes even hives. For those who are prone to skin irritations like redness, rashes, or itching, there are even fewer gentle soap options.
This is something that has to change, right? So here are five excellent natural soap options to try for those with sensitive skin and are prone to allergies.
There’s always Olive Oil
Olive oil soaps are gentle and effective for those with allergies, especially the soaps with very few additional preservatives, fragrances, or herbal supplements. Olive oil is an emollient, which means it forms a protective film over the skin, seals in moisture, and prevents irritating substances from coming into touch with it. Our Incredible Olive Oil Soap For Soothing & Moisturising has antioxidant capabilities that soothe and repair irritated skin, while also hydrating it with its fatty acids, and keeping it naturally sanitised
Turmeric - Our traditional secret
Turmeric, an important part of traditional Indian medicine for over thousands of years, has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, making it an effective remedy for eczema and atopic dermatitis. Its principal active component, curcumin, a powerful micronutrient that also gives the spice its unique colour, is responsible for its medicinal properties. Studies have revealed that applying a topical treatment containing the spice and other herbs improved eczema symptoms significantly. Our Timeless Turmeric Soap for Deep Cleansing and Lightening helps with a number of other skin disorders, all the while safeguarding it from harm, according to experts.
Goat Milk & Honey, a true power couple
When it comes to replenishing the skin barrier, goat milk is truly the G.O.A.T. In addition to the active component lactic acid and its rich content of fatty acids, it also contains probiotics and vitamins that promote skin cell renewal and gentle exfoliation. It's lactic acid content is an excellent promoter of skin moisturizing and hydration. For ages, pure goat milk has been used to soothe and heal sensitive skin. When it comes to dealing with issues related to this skin type, it's a real game changer, efficiently combating a variety of disorders like eczema, keratosis, and psoriasis. Overall, it's a fantastic skincare ingredient.
And honey is no less when it comes to protecting allergy-prone skin. It contains antioxidants that eliminate free radicals and prevent the culture of harmful bacteria. It also protects the skin from UV damage, helps to eliminate and guard against acne, and keeps the skin's youthful texture. It can assist the rapid healing of dry, damaged skin by soothing and repairing it.
Our Gorgeous Goat Milk & Honey Soap for Skin Revitalisation has both of these super ingredients to keep your skin well-nourished all
Tulsi, the answer in our backyard
Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, has had significant medicinal and cultural significance in India for millennia. It's filled with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and electrolytes, making it an instant staple in skincare. Tulsi's antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties have long been touted in Ayurveda. These properties make our Tantalising Tulsi Soap for Antibacterial Protection not only effective at preventing blackheads, acne, and skin infections, but the antioxidants in it also help soothe inflammation and improve blood circulation.
The magic of Murumuru Butter
Extracted from the Murumuru palm trees of the Amazon rainforests, the butter is prized in the world of skincare for its moisturising & protective powers. Murumuru butter, which is high in vitamins and oleic acid, has long been used to soften and protect the skin. Dry skin loses its lipid-rich layer that seals in moisture, and the long-chain fatty acids in murumuru butter are particularly effective in restoring the moisture barrier.
It's less comedogenic than other moisturising oils like cocoa butter and coconut, which means it's less likely to clog pores and trigger acne breakouts. By slowing down the progression of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as maintaining the skin firm and full, it reduces premature signs of aging significantly. Those with eczema experience dryness and irritation in the skin, due to low levels of fatty acids and ceramides. Our very own Magical Murumuru Soap for Exfoliating and Moisturising improves eczema symptoms, and protects sensitive skin from infections.
Although it might seem like options are very limited for people with skin types that are prone to allergies and irritations, in reality there are a lot of excellent natural soaps such as the ones above. Choose the right soap for your skin, and stay clear of such issues with ease.
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